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Adult bus pass is unfair

Daily Echo: Bus changes roadshow announced

2:09pm Friday 19th September 2014

AT what age is someone an adult?

Look after their own

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

2:04pm Friday 19th September 2014

WITH reference to the letter (September 13) by Joe Lockyer concerning the resurfacing of Lordshill Way, a job well done by all accounts, but he must realise that the strip of road at the Woburn Road run-off leads to a mainly private housing estate.

Oversized building

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

2:02pm Friday 19th September 2014

WHOEVER passed the plans for that huge monstrosity in Grove Road, Southampton?

Beware of EPS form

Daily Echo: Merseyside Police are asking members of the public to hand in lost in Birkenhead Market

1:59pm Friday 19th September 2014

I NEED chronic medication and recently I have been hassled by pharmacy staff to sign forms for an Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) from them.

Thanks to hospital

Daily Echo: The Royal Hampshire County Hospital, where Mr Webley died

12:46pm Thursday 18th September 2014

HOME again after an emergency admission and ten-day stay in the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester.

Thanks to bus driver

Daily Echo: Take to twitter to discuss issues about First Bus services

12:45pm Thursday 18th September 2014

I WOULD like to say thank you to the FirstBus driver who phoned me last Saturday afternoon to say my Auntie had fallen in Victoria Road, Netley Abbey, Also a big thank you to the lady and her daughter who stayed with my Auntie until I arrived. She is badly bruised, but otherwise OK.

Too much student housing?

Daily Echo:

12:45pm Thursday 18th September 2014

I REMEMBER when the then Labour-controlled Southampton City Council acquired Marland House, pictured, in the 1980s.

Biased plan which ignores residents’ views

Daily Echo: Protesters have their say about the plans to build homes at Boorley Green near Botley

12:44pm Thursday 18th September 2014

HAVING read the article on Monday, September 8 headed, Housing protesters win legal review, I wish the residents of Botley and Boorley Green through BPAG success because they have a genuine case, as we have in Eastleigh over the other crazy proposal to develop Stoneham Park before the infrastructure is in place to cope, all this when there are better alternatives.

What is real independence?

Daily Echo: The Union flag

12:43pm Thursday 18th September 2014

UNITED Kingdom independence must surely mean independence from all foreign countries, not merely from Europe.

Put on pyjamas for Children’s Trust

Daily Echo: Sid steps from CBeebies to Clacton's theatre stage

12:41pm Thursday 18th September 2014

I WOULD like to tell your readers about a fun children’s charity event which I am supporting again this October.

Far more people involved in centre plans than reported

Daily Echo:

12:33pm Thursday 18th September 2014

I WAS disappointed to see the negative and somewhat misleading headline for the report on your website about the public exhibitions for the New Waterside Centre planned for Lakeside Country Park (£2.5m water sports centre scheme is unveiled... to just five people – Daily Echo, September 10).

Don’t turn a blind eye to slaughter

Daily Echo: VEGGIE BONUS: Some food producers did well during the crisis such as the Stokesley manufacturer of this quorn burger

12:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

SURELY workers in slaughterhouses must develop a hard skin towards the creatures that pass through their hands, resulting in possible callousness and illtreatment despite the 2013 EU regulations.

More cyclists means fewer cars

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

4:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

I completely agree with the letter that reads ‘Thousands of cars cause congestion, pollution, kill and injure animals. Measures that reduce these problems are to be welcomed’.

A little early for April Fool's Day

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

4:19pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

I wonder if Mr Foxall sent his letter in to you a little early and meant it for April Fools Day!

Why no city park and ride ?

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

4:14pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Yes, I have seen pigs while flying!

Thanks to car-pushers

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

4:13pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

I’D like to say thank you to the two men who helped us push our car off the road on Friday night after it ran out of petrol.

SCOTLAND: Changing times ahead of referendum

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

4:06pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Should England, Northern Ireland, and Wales have a vote on whether we keep Scotland should they vote no to independence asks LA O'Bee..?

SCOTLAND: Nigel Farage's viewpoint?

Daily Echo:

4:03pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

WE have heard from all the leaders of the main political parties regarding the forthcoming referendum in Scotland apart from Nigel Farage of UKIP.

SCOTLAND: What will happen to Britain's place in the world?

Daily Echo:

3:56pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

If Mr Salmond gets a ‘no’ vote, how much will the rest of the UK have to find in extra finance to placate him?

SCOTLAND: what will happen to the emergency services?

Daily Echo:

3:51pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Should Scotland get Independence, what happens about the emergency services? Will the Police, Fire fighters, Ambulance call outs (land & air), sea rescue, and so on, end at the border? If a service from say England crossed the border, I presume they then send a bill to Scotland, who then won’t pay it. As they will be stony broke.

Response to refugees issue positively colonial

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

12:32pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

According to the French authorities who have counted them, there are several hundred squatters at Calais trying to smuggle themselves onto lorries to get to Britain.

Did Ashya's parents act irresponsibly

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:42am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Whilst I wish Ashya well and hope the Proton treatment is a great success and that he makes a full recovery.

Not enough money to care for elderly

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:17am Tuesday 16th September 2014

I AM totally sympathetic to the Daily Echo reader who expressed their dismay at spiralling care home fees (Letters, September 11).

Ludicrous to say cyclists are not welcome

Daily Echo: Government cash boost for New Forest cycling

7:01pm Monday 15th September 2014

SOUTHAMPTON Cycling Campaign supports the principled stand Cllr David Harrison is taking on the matter of cycling in the New Forest.

Cars are the real ‘wheeled pests’

Daily Echo: Picture from the New Forest Wiggle 2013. Weekend in Pictures October 5th - 6th, 2013

7:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

SINCE my recent move from Southampton to the Dorset side of the New Forest, I have been a less prolific Echo contributor than Cllr David Harrison but the time has come to speak out against the bigotry towards cyclists and cycling displayed by people such as Dorothy Fudge (letter, September 4).

Democracy? That’s a bit rich in London

Daily Echo: The Gherkin skyscraper in London

6:58pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE city of London, the dark heart of Britain, the place where democracy goes to die, immensely powerful, equally unaccountable, I doubt that one in ten British people has any idea of what the Corporation of the City of London is and how it works.

Shame on hospital thief

Daily Echo: Royal South Hants Hospital, Southampton

1:59pm Sunday 14th September 2014

I WAS at the Royal South Hants Hospital recently and there was a lady who went outside to have a cigarette. She left her purse in error on a bench seat and when she returned it had gone with no sign of it being handed in.

Why uniforms do matter

Daily Echo:

1:59pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A RECENT editorial suggested that it did not matter whether or not children wore school uniform.

End to animal tests?

Daily Echo: Percy, the rabbit

1:57pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A WELCOME report in the national press that scientists are creating “artificial humans” for laboratory testing, potentially saving up to 90 million animals a year from experiments, many of them cruel.

High price for parking

Daily Echo: Southampton General Hospital, 2014

1:57pm Sunday 14th September 2014

JUST over six hours in the Southampton General Hospital car park – £11.10. Can that be right?

Public yet to give Liberals their full support

Daily Echo: MP Desmond Swayne

1:55pm Sunday 14th September 2014

DESMOND Swayne, MP for New Forest West, was an aide to our Prime Minster, David Cameron.

Not Clegg, please...

Daily Echo: DEVOLVED POWERS: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg who will launch a report calling for a major programme of devolution within England in the decade after the next election. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire.

1:55pm Sunday 14th September 2014

THERE is talk of David Cameron standing down should the people of Scotland vote for independence in the forthcoming referendum.

Put proper border up if they go it alone

Daily Echo: Which way will Scotland vote?

1:54pm Sunday 14th September 2014

ONE of your correspondents suggests it would be ridiculous to have border guards between England and Scotland.

Why David Cameron should carry the can

Daily Echo: Prime Minster David Cameron

1:53pm Sunday 14th September 2014

WHATEVER the result of the referendum, David Cameron should resign for incompetence and for allowing himself to be completely out-manoeuvred by Alex Salmond.

‘Yes’ campaigners holding PM to ransom

Daily Echo:

1:52pm Sunday 14th September 2014

IT WAS interesting to hear Mr Cameron complaining about countries paying ransoms when their countrymen are held captive by renegades, and this does make one wonder how he “squares the circle” when Mr Salmond is doing exactly that, to ensure he, Mr Salmond, obtains the ransom he has dedicated his political future to obtain.

Give us a vote on keeping them

Daily Echo: Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond meets with Scots and other European citizens to celebrate European citizenship and "Scotland's continued EU membership with a Yes vote" at  Parliament Square in Edinburgh. Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

1:51pm Sunday 14th September 2014

WITH reference to the coming referendum on whether Scotland stays in the Union or votes for independence, with the rest of the British public having no say in the final outcome, would it not be fair, should the “No” vote win the day with the Scots deciding to stay with us, that the rest of us have a vote as to whether we want them anyway?

Airport? Pigs might fly!

Daily Echo: New Forest at your finger tips: how a new app is helping visitors make the most of the national park

4:09pm Friday 12th September 2014

ALLAN Foxall’s proposal for a New Forest airport (Letters, September 9) has a small problem: it would be in the New Forest National Park.

A remarkable lady...

Daily Echo:

4:08pm Friday 12th September 2014

I’M writing after reading about 81-year-old Barbara Dollery and her cat rescues (Daily Echo, September 6).

A little fishy?

Daily Echo: Business leaders do not think Alex Salmond has made a strong business case for Scottish independence.

4:06pm Friday 12th September 2014

WITH the surnames of Salmond and Sturgeon the leaders of the SNP do sound a little fishy, which may explain their intention of destroying Scotland and the UK in order to further their cause to help the CND.

Move forward with ‘bacterium fuel’

Daily Echo: SCARY STATISTICS: From 2005 to 2009, there was a 30 per cent increase in the number of blood poisoning cases in the UK caused by the E.coli bacteria – and the proportion of those cases where the infection was resistant to antibiotics also increased mark

4:05pm Friday 12th September 2014

I WAS very interested to read that the E. coli bacterium can now be harnessed to provide propane and as this is a reasonably low-carbon fuel, there are obvious benefits to be obtained.

Power handover no way to fight Tories

Daily Echo: Council leader Simon Letts.

4:04pm Friday 12th September 2014

NICK Chaffey of TUSC seems to be unaware of how councils’ budget setting works.

Voters will always be dissatisfied

Daily Echo: Prime Minster David Cameron

4:26pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THE Scottish National Party continue to harp on about being governed from Westminster by a Conservative-led government that, they say, the Scottish people did not vote for.

Surprised to see politics in the Echo

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

4:21pm Thursday 11th September 2014

HOW sad to see the Daily Echo’s editor-in-chief Ian Murray advocating in Saturday’s paper that we all fly the flag for the union survival.

Who has all this power that we hear of then?

Daily Echo: UKIP logo  (8023933)

3:50pm Thursday 11th September 2014

OH the irony. Ukip and the right tell us that Westminster no longer has any power and needs to get it back and yet the Scots think it has too much and even the No campaign are offering to give more of it away.

Missed anniversary?

Daily Echo: COMMEMORATIVE EVENT: Event held at the St George Hotel and Durham Tees Valley Airport to commemorate Second World War hero Andrew Mynarski and the arrival of a Lancaster bomber from Canada.  The Lancaster bomber in flight.  Picture: Chris Booth

3:35pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THIS year marks the 75th anniversary of the commencement of the Second World War.

Well done, Leah

Daily Echo: Macmillan Cancer Support

3:21pm Thursday 11th September 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to Leah Clark in raising funds through her Speed of Light Festival entry in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Swap places with struggling stepdad

Daily Echo: Latest news from the Commons

3:14pm Thursday 11th September 2014

SO the MPs’ £28K rent allowance is insufficient, even in addition to the salary of £89,000 (Letters, September 1). Oh dear, how sad, it’s so tough at the top!

Is Echo stance on Scotland the right move?

Daily Echo: The Union flag

12:41pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

The Daily Echo should be careful what it wishes for . . . most readers are working class, and it is they who support Scottish independence, as we do in the Socialist Party.

Roundabout needs more traffic lights

Daily Echo: Gerrards Cross Traffic Changes Criticised

12:43pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

IN response to the reader who wrote about the traffic lights at the junction of Portsmouth Road and Butts Road, might I also suggest adding additional traffic lights on Windhover roundabout.

Give NHS pat on back not stab in the heart

Daily Echo:

12:38pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

PAY the NHS staff compliments for a job well done.



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